Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Prague: Spy Capital

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Its official name is hlavní město Praha, meaning Prague - the Capital City.

Prague has architectures quite unlike any that I've seen in my life, or in southern Europe on my adventures thus far. It is, without a doubt, the most beautiful city in Europe, with it's uniquely-architectured and vibrantly coloured buildings. The golden city, as it is sometimes called, is home to the largest ancient castle in the world: Prague Castle. We visited this, but to us, it was not impressive, though fairly large, the structures seemed almost new and reconstructed and far from ancient.

So, we settled in the world's cheapest hostel [cheapest that we've found so far] at 10€ per night and free wifi and great rooms: Aparcay Hostel. Then explored the city a bit, saw the sights: Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, New Town, Old Town, Jewish Town, Lesser Town, and to kill some time in the end, we even visited the sex-machines museum :|. The machine to the right is an anti-masturbation device :| what?! These Czech people...weird.

More adventurous pictures of Praha can be seen on the Prague: Spy Capital web album.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Even before your train begins to slow down for the station, you just know you are going to fall in love with Prague. It's a city that doesn't dissemble - it wears its beauty on the outside. But that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of secrets to discover. This is a city that has known intense pain in our time. But the city and its people are resilient enough to shine through. Prague has so much to offer,cheap Prague hotels, great food and beer! Amazing architecture, wonderful people and clean quiet gardens. There really is something for everyone here, and I would visit again, but next time in the winter months!